If there’s one thing that’s become blatantly apparent over the last couple of decades it’s that Americans LOVE beer. Head to any major city in the U.S. and you’ll find that micro-breweries are popping up on an almost daily basis. It seems that the residents and visitors in San Diego love their beer so much that a group of entrepreneurs are planning on opening up a beer museum.
The “Museum of Beer” is expected to open in San Diego’s East Village sometime next year. The curator of the Museum, Bruce Glassman, issued a statement that called the new museum a “jumping off place” where anyone who appreciates craft beer can start their journey to further appreciate and educate themselves on craft beers. The museum will cater to both hardcore beer aficionados and those new to the beverage alike.
The museum will highlight the equipment and processes used in making beer through the ages, as well as many hands-on exhibits. Guests will learn about the international history of beer, as well as the beer scene in San Diego, specifically. The 12,000-square-foot facility is meant to provide guests with an experience that will excite all of the senses. Of course, guests will be able to sample a wide range of beers and pair them with artisanal pizza selections in the museum’s beer garden. The San Diego Brewers Guild will also contribute by making a huge selection of beers available in the museum’s official tasting room.
Guests will be able to sample some of the rarest beers available, making a trip to the Museum of Beer one of the most unique experiences that a beer lover can have.
The technology and information provided at the museum will be cutting edge. Anthony Ridenhour, the co-founder of the museum, said that the venue will be “an Instagram playground.”
The project still needs a little help, though, and it’s relying on an Indiegogo campaign for the final push. Contributors could earn all sorts of perks, from Museum of Beer Apparel to a private beer party for up to 10 guests. You can learn more about supporting the museum here.